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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,155 People

    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    there's darkness in my mind,

    it's swallowing my thoughts and only a huge black abyss remains, i feel like everything collapse, i feel like there's nothing left for me, there's nothing left to say, nothing left to do, it's dark, i wish i could cry, at least this is something that could save me from this...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I don't get how people can fake depression.

    . Like how and why would you want to feel like this.. People are the worstttt😣
    toxicpastels toxicpastels 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been battling depression

    for 4 years, at times I think I've won but then there are days like these
    weonfire weonfire 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Jealousy is so ugly, I hate it.

    It consumes me...turns from despair into rage; but all of the rage is directed inward, at myself. Failed opportunities, too scared to try new things, blah blah blah. I can fix all of this, but I'm just so tired. I have no drive to fix it, no want. So I stew...I hurt myself....I...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Some people are meant to lose this battle.

    They can not fight forever. They are tired of always pretending to be happy, tired of always being hurt, tired of the pain they feel inside. So they just give up. I think I'm one of them. I don't know when this is going to come to an end..maybe sooner than I thought. But all I...
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 15 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I wish I could go back in time

    and tell my 13-21 years old self that everything is going to be ok, don't give up, it's for sure going to be better. You know, back then there's no such thing as EP, Facebook or any site or community you can just log on to talk to or to vent. I remember I was really thinking of...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Lets face it, transsexuals like me are nothing

    but a burden to society. I thought about killing myself, but that would only be more of a burden on the family who has to pay for the funeral. I'm going to live as a female. I'll stop stressing people out with all this lgbt stuff. I'll stop being a burden.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    What I wouldn't give

    for a cigarette and the courage to drive to the edge of town. Listen to music, look at the stars, maybe even have someone to talk to. I hate how much I've killed of myself.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Feeling a little depressed

    and that makes you think too much.. Sometimes I wonder if all this was worth it, having lived as a male and having family and friends to help in times of need, to living as a female and having no family and friends for anything. I have lived as a woman for half of my life and I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 5 hrs ago

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    I live in a life where everyone around me seems

    to be happy.. But that's because I'm fighting with my own true happiness, it's a constant struggle, when your depressed.
    princessswiz princessswiz 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe I won depression.

    Losing weight has changed my life in so many ways. I feel extremely good about myself.
    gisel607 gisel607 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    My depression has never gotten

    so bad that it has sent me to the hospital. I am not someone who likes attention. It's embarrassing that I get depressed and I don't like talking about it. That being said, a tiny part of me sometimes wishes it would just go ahead and get so bad that someone would notice...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been overwhelmed with stress,

    fatigue snd severe depression. The girl i am in love with, the one who is my best friend and i can talk to about everything dropped me like i was nothing. My parents continuously think I'm a disappointment. I have no friends, not a single person to talk to anymore. I tried a...
    wspd1993 wspd1993 18-21, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    The loneliness is the hardest thing.

    I only have a few friends, and the ones I do have are getting sick of my complaining all the time. I don't blame them. I just can't cope with this alone. When I am alone I just cry and think about killing myself. I wonder what it is like being a happy, well-adjusted person who...
    macron macron 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    That moment when you post a status asking

    for someone to talk to because you're depressed and it gets removed for being depressing. Oh, ok. I must have came to wrong site. This is Experience Project right? This is a group about depression right? My friend of 15 years is dead and I wanted someone to talk to for help...
    Musicthataltersyou Musicthataltersyou 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    No,I don't have suicidal thoughts.

    I have suicide plans,they are not the same!
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I've had bad depression

    since high school. I love drawing and always wanted to be an artist since I was in kindergarten, until my junior year when my art teacher made me redo everything and hated all of my work. I was bullied verbally by being kicked out of my lunch table for being "too stupid" to sit...
    justjane2000 justjane2000 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Today the monsters are loud.

    Not the ones hiding under my bed or lurking in my closet; for those are simply the figment of fairy tales. No the monsters whose screams threaten to dismantle my sanity live in my mind. If you were to crack open my scull, within you would find the most hideous terrifying demons...
    Greyeyess Greyeyess 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I went to the doctor's today.

    I cried a lot. I'm sick of crying. It's not very manly, is it? That's probably why no women want anything to do with me. I am not much of man. How does one even become a man? "Just be confident", they say, but I have never been good at faking it 'til I make it. I'm too honest. I...
    macron macron 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    how do you overcome depression

    and stuffs? can someone please share with me their story and tell me how to overcome it? :)
    uglyskull uglyskull 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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